Lake District

Fells and lake in winter at Crummock, Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

A robin in the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Festive days out in the Lake District  

It’s one of the best seasons to visit the Lakes – the crowds are gone and the fells are dusted with snow, just magical. See what's on this Christmas season.

Beatrix Potter in Hill Top porch, Cumbria

Beatrix Potter Awards - nominations open 

To bring Beatrix Potter's amazing birthday year to an exciting and fitting close, we're launching the first ever National Trust Beatrix Potter Awards and nominations are now open.

Snowy walking boots

Winter walks in the Lake District

Fancy taking to the fells, paths or lakeshores in the heart of the Lake District? Pull on your boots and step outdoors – here are a selection of our favourite walks.

Beatrix Potter as an older woman in the Hill Top garden with one of her sheepdogs

Celebrating Beatrix Potter's anniversary in the Lake District 

2016 marks a special anniversary for us in the Lake District as it's 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. We’ve got lots to celebrate - see what’s planned and how you can get involved.

What's your Christmas wish?

Christmas in the Lakes 

There's lots of festive events to join this year. See what's on and start planning a festive film, lunch or visit to Father Christmas.

Rose Castle holiday cottage at Tarn Hows, Lake District

Winter escapes to the Lakes 

Find out what's new at our holiday accommodation in the Lakes

Where will you explore today?